avalanche incident viewer
- Matier NW Face
- Location Description
- Mid Face, Near upper cliffs
- Mountain Range
- Coast Mountains
- 50.3256 122.445 Lat/Long Decimal Degrees
- Backcountry Skiing
- Snow profiles showed RP (Moderate 2,3,2) on Faceting heat/sun crust 25cm down. Wind slap seemed to be getting worse towards climbers left of the face.
Group decided to climb on right side of face.
First skier successfully descended down close to up track.
Second skier skied further skiers right on the face. On the second turn, the windslab released 5-10cm deep (size 0.5), propagated under cliffs to a depth of approx 30cm (size 1.5-2).
The involved Skier traversed out towards skiers left while slab ran out.
The slab took out part of the skiers 1 tracks.
3rd skier skied successfully descended near up track.
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